Meet Your Bounty Duelists!

September 9th, 2023

There’s a lot to be excited about when coming to a YCS. Duelists travel from all around the world to compete at a high level and show they have what it takes! Of those Duelists, there are some that stand out a little more than others. Bounty Duelists are selected for a variety of reasons that set them apart from the crowd, allowing them to collect booster packs for every win they take.

But they have to watch out: for all the packs they stack up, the bounty awarded upon their defeat grows bigger! Any lucky competitor that manages to defeat a Bounty Duelist will collect those booster packs instead. It’s always exciting when you’re paired up against one of these Bounty Duelists, so let’s meet some of the notable few from this weekend!


Paul Aronson is the defending World Champion and the first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship from the United States!

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Sam Arunnaveesiri is better known as YouTube personality TeamSamuraiX1! He’s competing here today in a bid for his fourth YCS Top Cut finish.


Hanko Chow is a veteran of competitive Dueling, a pioneering Floowandereeze Duelist, and is aiming for his fifth YCS Top Cut this weekend!


Zara Khan, AKA 5thRateDuelist, is a growing personality in the Yu-Gi-Oh! community with a passion for competitive Dueling.


Yacine Sahli is constantly spreading knowledge of new Dueling strategies, often playing them himself to find competitive success!

These are only a few of the Bounty Duelists from this weekend. Make sure to attend the next YCS event near you to take on the Bounty challenge, or even become a Bounty Duelist yourself!